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Pius II Pius II was born in the Sienese territory on October 18 1405 Pius studied at the universities of Siena and Florence He stayed in the city of Florence to become a teacher although in 1431 he excepted the inventation to be the secretary to Domenico Capranic Domenico Capranic was the bishop of Ferno and was on his way to the Council of Basel to protest against Eugenius IV After going to Basel Pius accompanied Capranic on many other adventures Pius was also sent by Cardinal Albergata on a secret mission to Scotland and while in Scotland also visited England When he returned he sided with the council about its conflicts with the Pope Although he was still a layman he still played a huge role in the direction of the councils decisions Pius was a very easy going person he had no strict morals and he wasnt very consistant with politics In 1445 he went to Germany to assist the pope He was very sucessfull in this he helped to resolve the differences between the papal court of Rome and the German imperial electors In 1447 Eugenius died and his sucssesor was Nicholas V Nicholas first act was to make Pius the bishop of Trieste In 1450 he was sent ambassador by the emperor Fredrick to negotiate his marriage with the princess Leonora of Naples which was very sucsessfull Then in 1452 he went with Fredrick to Rome where the emperor married princess Leonora of Naples and was crowned the king of the Romans On Decemeber 18th 1456 he was created cardinal by Calixtus III Two years later 1558 Calixtus III died and on August 10 1558 Pius became his sucsessor As pope Pius served the best interests of the church He was constantly trying for the peace of Christiandom against Islam He also started a commission for the reform of the Roman court Even though he was extremly
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